Many people commuting between the Barcelona city center and the airport prefer to take a bus. However using a train can be more convenient if you want to save on the bus fare or stop at a destination that is along the train route. Using Barcelona airport train can also assure you to avoid traffic jams as the travel times are certain. When leaving for or from the airport, it is important to make sure you are on the right train. Train R2 with Nord goes up to the Barcelona Terminal 2B as the last stop while Train 2R without Nord does not head to Barcelona airport.

If case one accidentally boards the wrong train while heading to the airport, you need to get off at El Prat de Llobregat station and take Nord train that will take you to the last stop in the airport. The airport train station is located at Passeig de Gràcia in the City Center. This train station is dotted along the Passeig de Gràcia, and it has various entrances. Therefore for visitors, it is good to ask as you will be walking the same stairs as heading to the metro station. Therefore making an inquiry at the entrance can save you time finding the platform to catch the train to the airport.

Sants Estació, the main place to take the airport train

Another area to catch the airport train is at Sants Estació. This is a big rail station located at Avenida Roma. The station has many ticket booths and platforms. Therefore, visitors should arrive early so that they can find their platform in time. When arriving at the Barcelona airport, the entrance to the train station can be accessed at terminal 2B. This area can be reached through the same escalators that lead to the departures terminal. Visitors should follow the RENFE sign along the covered bridge across the main road leading from the airport. Visitors departing arriving from terminal 1 will not be able to walk from and to the airport train station. Therefore visitors should use the free shuttle buses that operate between terminal one and the train station.

On the other hand, when arriving at the Barcelona airport station, you can catch a shuttle bus or walk to the end of the station's platforms. Visitors can leave the building through the left door and find the shuttle bus stop that is just located there. The shuttle bus operations are scheduled to match with the trains schedules for departure and arrivals.

A train to the airport all the day

The operations schedule of the Barcelona airport train can vary throughout the year, but visitors can check updated schedule at the RENFE official website. The train starts operating normally at 05:42 in the morning and the last train closes at midnight. Visitors who have a prolonged stay in Barcelona and would be operating from the city center and the airport can acquire the Barcelona card that gives unlimited travel even in the trains. The card saves the user a significant amount of time queues for tickets, and it is also cheaper to operate and maintain.